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Safe Work Month registrations now open!

You can register now for Safe Work Month events coming to Queensland this October! Safe Work Month is a time for employers and workers to recommit to safer, healthier workplaces, free from physical and psychological harm.

Great value early bird tickets are on sale until 31 July.

This year’s events kick off with a free community breakfast on Wednesday 2 October in Brisbane’s King George Square. Everyone is welcome for a chance to meet Queensland’s Safety Ambassadors Shane Webcke and Libby Trickett and win some great prizes.

Throughout the month and across the state, nine industry breakfast forums with an extended half-day program offer new ideas and practical strategies for you to take back to your workplace. Speakers include psychologist Simon Brown-Greaves, Dr Nicholas Mabbott on fatigue, Emma Howard on vicarious trauma and Keiran Flanagan with a boot camp session on building safety buy-in.

The Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference on Wednesday 16 October is a full day of professional development and networking. This year’s program is jam-packed with expert presenters who will discuss, analyse and give their perspectives on key injury prevention and return to work topics. The 2019 conference line-up features:

  • Master of Ceremonies delivered by one of Australia’s most accomplished journalists and media personalities, Madonna King.
  • Renowned keynote speakers including Donna Thistlethwaite, Dr Lorimer Moseley and Dr Stefan Hajkowicz.
  • Ground-breaking research and trends in work health and safety and return to work including artificial intelligence, office design and the science of sleep and fatigue in the workplace.
  • Trade displays featuring sponsors and industry suppliers.
  • Networking from 5pm - 6.30pm.

And the Masterclass series returns this year on Tuesday 15 October. The facilitated two-hour workshops will provide delegates with the opportunity to focus on key safety or return to work topics including obligations of supervisors, good work design for psychological injuries, resolving conflict and current and emerging occupational lung disease.

Further information

For more information and to register for events, visit worksafe.qld.gov.au

Last updated
27 June 2019

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